While neither Shazam nor Apple have commented on the reported acquisition, if the rumors are true, we'll only have to sit through the weekend to find out the facts. Later that year, it arrived on Android, and it has continued to maintain a strong userbase.
It isn't clear whether Apple plans to shut down the app, but if it does, it would affect music streaming platforms such as Spotify and Google Play Music. The London-based company boasts more than 100 million monthly users, and hit one billion total downloads past year. Sources also say that Apple was the most significant paying advertise for Shazam in the year 2016.
The Shazam app uses the microphone on a smartphone to identify nearly any song playing nearby. This would also allow Apple to provide users with a link to purchase identified songs on the App Store.
According to TechCrunch's anonymous sources Shazam could be acquired for less than the $US1.02 billion ($1.36 billion) valuation it received back in 2015.
The deal is as per reports, approximately of $400 million, confirmed by the Recode.
Shazam generated about $US54 million in revenue in 2016. If the rumor is true, the company has lost 60% of its value in two years. The technology lets users scan magazines, books, posters, advertisements, and other physical products which could then launch 3D animations, product visualizations, and 360-degree videos. Shazam also had a deal with Snapchat.
Of course, nothing has been confirmed either by Apple or Shazam. "And, of course, with Apple's war chest, it can afford to make bets that may pay off in a big way or may not matter much in the long run".
With an over 1.3 Billion users on the Facebook Messenger App the numbers after one year of games being available are astounding. We're so glad that people are embracing the fantastic experiences game developers are building for Instant Games .
The pharmacy operator reported $1.31 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the Zacks' consensus estimate of $1.21 by $0.10. This repurchase authorization permits the pharmacy operator to purchase shares of its stock through open market purchases.
White House press secretary Sarah Sanders says the USA " looks forward to participating " in the Winter Olympics in South Korea . Haley said US officials will monitor activity in the region closely, and determine a way to ensure athletes are protected.
Mr Trump Jr, according to sources who spoke to CNN, said the messages he shared were akin to speaking to any major media outlet. Investigators are trying to figure out whether the sender made a legitimate effort to give the documents to the Trump campaign.
The broader NSE Nifty closed 0.09 percent lower at 10,118.25 while the benchmark BSE Sensex ended 0.2 percent lower at 32,802.44. The Indian rupee opened at 64.50 per dollar on Thursday against previous close of 64.52 on Wednesday.
There is now no Bayonetta 3 release date for Nintendo Switch , with the trailer not even hinting at a release year. The company confirms that PlatinumGames is now developing Bayonetta 3 exclusively for the Nintendo Switch .
According to a press statement , "All tickets for the December 5 show will be honored for the rescheduled date". Mayer has additional solo tour dates slated for this month, and it's unclear now how they'll be affected.
Without further ado, here are the top 10 tech companies to work for in the US , along with what some employees say about them. The job-hunting website on Wednesday released its list of top large companies to work for, as voted by employees.
A month ago, the Super Eagles won 4-2 in a friendly encounter against a Messi-less Albiceleste in Krasnodar, Russia . It's hard for me not to play or to be subbed off, but I realised and understood that it was for the best.
Game of Thrones and The Walking Dead were the top TV shows of the year while NPR's Fresh Air was the most downloaded podcast . Similarly to previous annual charts, Apple has revealed top charts for the most popular apps and games of the year too.
Supermoons happen when the full moon coincides with the moon's pedigree, or the point its orbit comes closest to the Earth. And while it may appear super, the term "supermoon" is not the official term for the astronomical phenomenon.
Bitcoin marketplace NiceHash hacked, over $60 million lost
The frenzy of interest and the rapid rise in the price of bitcoin has put significant strain on the major bitcoin exchanges. Crypto exchange Coinbase showed a $3,000 per coin jump on Thursday before the site went down amid "record high traffic".
Could be the worst flu season
Experts believe that the USA will have to endure the most risky flu season, with the same characteristics as the 2014 outbreak. "The flu has arrived here in Pennsylvania". "We should be alarmed every year".
Officials decide to not pay $23000 ransom to hackers
Kinston's tech experts say it's a little unusual that it's taking Mecklenburg County this long to get all its servers restored. At this point, officials don't believe any information has been stolen, but malware was discovered on about 30 servers.
Jeremy Pruitt to be named Tennessee head coach
Twice Pruitt has been named a finalist for the Broyles Award, which goes annually to the top college football assistant coach. The selection of Pruitt ends a coaching search that had become embarrassing for Tennessee as it dragged on.
Skirball Fire burns 150 acres near Getty Museum
The number Wednesday, after the orders given because of the fire near I-405, wasn't immediately clear. California Governor Jerry Brown declared a state of emergency in Ventura County Tuesday morning.
Late wins show what we are, says Guardiola
At the back, many are calling for Tosin Adarabioyo to start this one, which makes a lot of sense. He said: "Maybe [it is] good for me to get a little bit of rest and prepare myself for Sunday".